Rewriting: How To Do Things With Texts

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Utah State University Press, Jul 15, 2006 - Education - 139 pages
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"Like all writers, intellectuals need to say something new and say it well. But unlike many other writers, what intellectuals have to say is bound up with the books we are reading . . . and the ideas of the people we are talking with."

What are the moves that an academic writer makes? How does writing as an intellectual change the way we work from sources? In Rewriting, a textbook for the undergraduate classroom, Joseph Harris draws the college writing student away from static ideas of thesis, support, and structure, and toward a more mature and dynamic understanding. Harris wants college writers to think of intellectual writing as an adaptive and social activity, and he offers them a clear set of strategies—a set of moves—for participating in it.

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User Review  - Shawn - Goodreads

NOTE: This is more for me to keep track of my thoughts, since I actually have something substantial, if perhaps not actually remarkable, to say about this book. Perhaps not the most captivating book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tanya - Goodreads

I love to read books like this one that show me underlying patterns and ask me to reconsider the way I have my students work for their learning. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Joseph Harris directs the independent and multidisciplinary Duke University Writing Program.

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